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Description - Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree, and the winter seems to be going on for ever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods...Can a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods? With Neil Gaiman's wit and style, this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747598114
ISBN-10: 0747598118
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman - Reviewed by (18 Jul 2011)

Odd's father died when he was still young, it was also about this time that Odd had the accident that left his right leg crushed. Odd never really did fit in. So when one Winter refused to end and threatened the coming of Spring, Odd left the confines of the village for the woods, for peace. And it is there he makes some extraordinary friends.

Odd and the Frost Giants is a journey into the past where the Gods of Norse mythology come to life, only to be saved by a twelve year old boy. When a fox, an eagle and a bear seek help to defeat the frost giants whose very presence threatens an eternal winter it is an unlikely hero who comes to their aid. A timeless narrative style conveys a story that is a little Odd but has a Giant heart.

Author Biography - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil is British and lives in the USA. Adam Stower has a first class honours degree in Illustration and a Masters in Narrative Illustration. He illustrated the popular series by Timothy Knapman featuring Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and Mungo and the Dinosaur Island (Puffin). Recent picture books projects include Bottoms Up, which has won the Red House Children's Books Award 2010.

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